‘Treat Me Like Rod Laver’, Margaret Court Urges Tennis Australia

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sydney: Polarising tennis great Margaret Court Thursday called on Tennis Australia to treat her like Rod Laver and issue a formal invitation to the Australian Open next year to commemorate her calendar-year Grand Slam jubilee.The first Slam of 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Court winning all four majors in the same year — the holy grail of tennis. Only two other women have achieved the feat — Maureen Connolly (1953) and Steffi Graf (1988). Don Budge was the first man in 1938, with the legendary Laver the only player to win it twice (1962 and 1969).Court claimed a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles in total with only Serena Williams (23) and Graf (22) coming close, and one of the main courts at Melbourne Park is named after her.Yet Court, now a church pastor, told the Sydney Morning Herald she had heard nothing from Australian tennis chiefs about honouring her at the tournament in January.It follows controversy over her views on homosexuality and gay marriage, which has seen high-profile players like Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova call for the arena to be stripped of her name.”I think Tennis Australia should sit and talk with me,” Court said.”They have never phoned me. Nobody has spoken to me directly about it. I think they would rather not confront it.” Court used to attend the Australian Open regularly but hasn’t shown up since 2017, when the controversy first flared.Fellow Australian Laver, who also has a stadium named after him at Melbourne Park, is routinely feted at the event and was honoured this year for his 1969 feat.”They brought Rod in from America (where he lives). If they think I’m just going to turn up (in 2020), I don’t think that is right,” said Court “I think I should be invited. I would hope they would pay my way to come like they paid for his (Laver), and honour me. If they are not going to do that, I don’t really want to come.”Tennis Australia had no immediate comment to AFP, but told the Herald they were “in the process of working through” how Court’s milestone would be recognised.”As previously stated, Tennis Australia recognises the tennis achievements of Margaret Court, although her views do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion,” it added.Court first drew fire in 2017 for saying she would avoid Qantas airline for its support of same-sex marriage, which is now law in her homeland following a referendum.She later claimed tennis was “full of lesbians” and that transgender children were the result of a Nazi-style “plot” to brainwash the minds of young people.”I don’t feel any of that should be brought into my tennis career,” Court told the newspaper.”It was a different phase of my life from where I am now and if we are not big enough as a nation and a game to face those challenges there is something wrong. australiaAustralia Openmargaret courtrod laver First Published: November 7, 2019, 12:16 PM ISTlast_img read more

LEECO TWO

first_imgContent viewing experience on a smartphone is further Content viewing experience on a smartphone is further improved by the display quality of the phone. Therefore, LeEcos Le 2 flaunts a 5.5 inch Full HD display and comes with an in-cell display screen which is usually featured with overpriced phones. The screens blue light filter helps reduce eye fatigue, while at the same time, the in-cell screen allows devices to be thinner and lighter. The powerful combination 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage benefits users in the following ways: – Make multi-tasking faster and easier – 3GB RAM + 32 GB means more memory and storage, which helps in faster execution of tasks – More RAM means more info can be stored and accessed by the system – Support higher resolution and enhances display – Support to capture high resolution images and 4K videos – So now, be it listening to your favourite music or responding to mails, downloading apps or networking on social media, your super powered processor of Le 2 would do it all in the blink of an eye! Le 2 with its powerful processor and premium specs will be a delight to users as the amount of processing power available under the hood make it a super smooth experience. Le 2 also sports the USB Type-C port with superfast charge enabled, which gives users the luxury of up to 3.5 hours of talk time with just five minutes of charge, a much faster average as compared to other players. With Le 2, LeEco had made an extremely impressive addition to the Sub-12k category. It promises to deliver great performance with its powerful processer, a fantastic display, worlds first revolutionary CDLA audio technology and content ecosystem. Given these unmatched specs, it is hardly surprising that the new Superphone is receiving a tremendous response from users and recording high numbers for registrations ahead of its first flash sale. (MORE) PRN AKN AKNadvertisementlast_img read more

Keeping tabs on atmospheric electrical phenomenon

first_img Continue Reading Previous Applying IoT technology to safety: Avalanche warningsNext The hidden power of rubber bands Victor Lorenzo, a Planet Analog blogger, alerted me to an interesting European-based project known as SAINT (Science And INnovation with Thunderstorms). There are several universities and institutions involved in this effort. The project is coordinated by Dr. Torsten Neubert, from the DTU SPACE, Technical University of Denmark.Lightning affects Greenhouse gases concentrations as well as its capability of damaging electrical/electronic systems, especially those in elevated structures like wind turbines or aircraft. Scientists at SAINT want to fully understand this atmospheric electrical phenomenon.Recently, scientists have observed a new discharge process above the thunderstorm cloud layer called Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) in the stratosphere and Mesosphere. There have also been observations of Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes (TGFs) which can emit anti-matter particle beams. Such fields as plasma and high-voltage technology have never properly investigated these types of discharges.(Image courtesy of SAINT)(Image courtesy of SAINT) Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. The SAINT project is making efforts to understand these events via the use of satellites in three upcoming missions and also ground observation and the use of modelling and laboratory experiments in a geophysical aspect to understand the fundamental mechanisms of these atmospheric discharges.Two of these missions are already on the International Space Station (ISS). They are the “Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM)”, an effort by the European Space Agency (ESA) this year and NASA’s ISS “Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) in 2016.ASIM studies climate and giant lightning discharges from the International Space Station (ISS) (Image courtesy of SAINT)ASIM studies climate and giant lightning discharges from the International Space Station (ISS) (Image courtesy of SAINT) Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram last_img read more

Spotted: Largest Cruise Ship Ever Berths in Southampton

first_imgRoyal Caribbean’s colossal cruise ship Harmony of the Seas arrived today in Southampton, the UK, becoming the biggest ship ever welcomed by this UK port. Harmony of the Seas officially joined Royal Caribbean’s fleet on May 12, 2016 in Saint Nazaire, France.It will leave Southampton for a four-night cruise to Rotterdam on 22 May.The cruise ship will sail from Southampton on a series of short getaways to Northern Europe including Rotterdam and Cherbourg before embarking on its maiden cruise on May 29, arriving in Barcelona, Spain on June 5.Starting in June, Harmony of the Seas will sail the Western Mediterranean from Barcelona, Spain, during its inaugural season before arriving at its homeport of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2016 from where it will sail the Caribbean.The cruise ship, towering 16 decks above the ocean, has a capacity of a record 5,479 passengers. With its gross tonnage of 226,000 tons and a length of 1,187 feet, the ship has a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.World Maritime News Staff; Video & Image Courtesy: Royal Caribbeanlast_img read more

NYK Starts South America RoRo Service from Port Everglades

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company NYK Line has launched Magellan Straits Express, a new, monthly South America roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) service from Florida’s Port Everglades.The new service was scheduled to start on November 7, 2016, with the vessel Rigel Leader, destined for the Port of Santos, Brazil.The service will also include port calls in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico, according to Port Everglades.Port Everglades is Florida’s leading container port, serving as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.The port’s container throughput for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, amounted to 1.04 million TEUs.Compared to the prior fiscal year 2015, total TEUs were down by 2 percent from 1.06 million, which port officials attribute to market fluctuations.However, the port posted its best September throughput ever with 90,641 TEUs compared to 80,550 TEUs in 2015. Looking at growth over the past five years, TEU throughput is up almost 18 percent from FY2011 to FY2016.In addition, bulk and break bulk cargo increased 13 percent from 1.56 million tons in FY2015 to 1.76 million tons in FY2016.last_img read more

A Greener Government

first_img “I’m pleased to see how dedicated all departments are to pavingthe way towards a cleaner, healthier environment,” saysEnvironment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash. “We’re setting animportant example we hope all other businesses will follow. I’mproud to say that, across government, staff members have acceptedthe challenge and are committed to responsible environmentalmanagement.” Led by Environment and Labour, departments are implementing theprovince’s Green Plan, Towards a Sustainable Environment. Theplan, released in June 2003, sets the framework to helpgovernment integrate good environmental practices into policiesand programs. The practical result of this work can be found in many programsand initiatives. There is, for example, the pilot program that isusing fuel made from fish oil to heat provincial buildings,thereby helping to reduce harmful industrial air emissions. Orthe government-wide decision to only buy printers that can useboth sides of a piece of paper in an effort to reduce the amountof paper being used. The Green Plan also sets out the province’s goals for “greenpower” purchasing, for having all provincially funded buildingsmeet standards set by the Model National Energy Code and forparticipating in regional, national and internationalenvironmental initiatives. This year, Environment Week will be celebrated from May 30 toJune 5. Wednesday, June 2 has been declared national Clean AirDay. For more information on Environment Week, or on theprovince’s Green Plan call 902-424-6344 or see the website atwww.gov.ns.ca/greenweb/. as annual Environment Week activities focus on how Nova Scotians can help protect and sustain our land, air and water. From heating government buildings with fish oil to buyingcomputer printers that use both sides of paper, the province isdoing its part to ensure a cleaner and greener future. Those efforts are taking centre stage this week (May 30 to Junelast_img read more

Abducted Saskatchewan girl dropped off in woods walked to nearby farm police

first_imgPRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Police say a Saskatchewan girl abducted from a playground last week was dropped off in a wooded area outside the city of Prince Albert.Insp. Jason Stonechild says the eight-year-old girl walked from the woods to a nearby farm where the owner called police.“RCMP officers and members from our service immediately attended to this farmyard where officers were able to confirm that we had located our subject of the Amber Alert,” Stonechild said Wednesday. “The victim was immediately taken to Victoria Hospital by our members for proper assessment.”He says a canine unit followed the girl’s footsteps back to the woods to figure out where she had been abandoned. He wouldn’t say how far of a walk it was to the farm or how long the girl had been on her own.An Amber Alert was issued July 4 after the girl disappeared from a Prince Albert school playground.Police said the girl was playing by herself when a man entered the park. He was seen on video, obtained from the school, hanging around for about 15 minutes until the child left and he followed.Police said he was seen talking to the girl against a school wall, then grabbed her and put her into the back seat of his car. He then climbed into the front and drove away.She was found several hours later.While police were at the farmyard, they received a call from a business in Prince Albert saying they had someone matching the suspect’s description, Stonechild said.Officers immediately went to the business, which Stonechild wouldn’t identify, and arrested the suspect without incident.Jared John Charles, who is 19 and who has also been identified as Jarrod Charles, is facing numerous charges, including kidnapping, forcible confinement, sexual assault and abandoning a child.Public assistance following the police department’s first Amber Alert was incredible and vital to the safe return of the girl, Stonechild said. People drove around looking for the girl and the suspect’s vehicle, he said.“The response from the public was outstanding and it was immediate,” he said. “The investigation now continues.”The girl’s mother has said what happened to her daughter shows it could happen to anyone. She said the girl was in the care of her grandmother, who had stepped away for a few minutes to get a bottle of water.The girl was well-educated about kidnapping, her mother said.“We have to remember that this was a rare and unfortunate incident in a very safe community,” Prince Albert police Chief Troy Cooper said Wednesday.“The investigation to this point has been focusing on the actions of the suspected offender and not on the actions of the victim or the victim’s family.”The girl and her family are being supported by victims’ services, he said.“She’s an intelligent and happy young girl and we’re fortunate to see she’s with her family.”— By Chinta Puxley in Edmontonlast_img read more

Manito Ahbee festival in Winnipeg launches 14th season

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsThis week marks the return of the annual Manito Ahbee Festival in Winnipeg.The event aims to unite nations from Canada and around the world to celebrate the best of Indigenous culture, music, and arts.The festival kicked off with a grand entry and the lighting of the sacred fire, which burns throughout the five day event.(Grand Entry – David Dandeneau and Eagle Staff Carrier Brent Thompson. Photo: Ashley Brandson/APTN)“It shows the positive aspects of Indigenous culture,” says David Dandeneau, Chair of the Board of Governors for Manito Ahbee.“We see too much negative aspects in the media and I think it’s important that the general population know that’s only a small part of what we see.”Dandeneau says he’s excited to take part in all the events, but one of the highlights of the festival is hearing the different types of music at the Indigenous Music Awards.“According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s probably the most important music award show in North America.  I think we can be proud of that.”Along with the Indigenous awards, Manito Ahbee will host a square dance exhibition, a jigging competition, and an Indigenous art expo.For more information check out: www.manioahbee.comabrandson@aptn.ca@ashleybrandsonlast_img read more

US Report Highlights Moroccos Religious Openness

Washington – US Department of State highlighted, on Wednesday, guarantees laid down in the Moroccan constitution in terms of religious freedom, as well as efforts made by Rabat and Washington to promote tolerance as part of the Strategic Dialogue.“The constitution guarantees the freedom of thought and practice of one’s religious affairs,” wrote the International Religious Freedom Report for 2014, by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.The report recalled that in May “King Mohammed VI broke ground on a new royal regional imam training institute as part of a royal initiative to promote openness and tolerance among the new generation of male and female spiritual guides.” It underlined that “Jewish citizens attended services at synagogues and lived in safety throughout the country,” adding that the government allows foreign Christian communities to attend worship services in approved places.“The U.S. government promoted religious tolerance in the bilateral strategic dialogue,” it said, adding that “the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs led a working group that discussed interfaith dialogue and youth.The working group sponsored a joint international conference on women in monotheistic religions held in Rabat in November.” read more

Malaysias Mahathir says antifake news laws could be abused

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended Singapore’s proposed law to fight “online falsehoods,” but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake news laws could be abused by governments to stay in power.The two leaders were speaking after talks Tuesday aimed at resolving territorial disputes that had strained ties since Mahathir’s alliance swept to power in elections last May.Lee said many countries including France, Germany and Australia have legislation to combat fake news.The bill unveiled last week includes a jail term of up to 10 years and hefty fines. Rights groups have voiced fears it could stifle free speech, but Lee said their objective is “to continue to do things that will work for Singapore.”The Associated Press read more

One killed 12 injured

The police said that 6 women were among those injured in the accident. One person was killed and 12 others injured following an accident on the A9 highway in Omanthai last evening, the police media unit said today.The accident involved a bus, a van and a tipper truck. A passenger bus had collided with the van coming on the opposite direction while the tipper truck had then rammed into the van from behind.In all 13 people were injured and admitted to the Vavuniya hospital but the driver of the van later succumbed to his injuries. read more

New 10 million loan from UN agency aims to help diversify economy

A new United Nations-supported programme will make it possible for more than 56,000 rural poor in Benin to gain access to financial services, technology and markets, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced.“This programme will benefit farmers by introducing post-harvest technologies like storage facilities that protect crops from insects and pests and by linking farmers to markets through training programmes to improve the quality of products,” said Lennart Bage, IFAD President, at the signing event on Friday in Rome in which the Benin agricultural minister, Fatiou Akplogan, also participated.Farmers will also learn to market their products at trade fairs, set up shops and process products so they increase in value, Mr. Bage said.A major focus of the programme will be to increase access to savings and credit through the consolidation and expansion of 200 village banks called Financial Services Associations. A network of these associations will be expanded to include about 100,000 shareholders by the end of 2010.Special attention will be paid to women and young people who have particularly limited access to land, financial services, information and training. IFAD said it has seen from previous programmes that women are often more active than men in starting new businesses, and they pay back loans sooner than men. The $14.8 million Rural Development Support Programme will be financed by a $10 million IFAD loan. So far, IFAD has participated in financing 9 loans to Benin for a total investment of $226.35 million, it said. read more

Grammar schools have virtually no effect as genetics determines academic success study

first_imgResearchers analysed data of over 4,000 students in England and Wales which included the students’ genotype, their family socio-economic status, academic ability and achievement at 11, school type and GCSE results. Grammar schools have virtually no effect because genetics determine academic success, a King’s College London (KCL) study has found.Researchers examined the genetic differences between students who attend selective and non-selective schools, then analysed their GCSE results.They found that children who attend grammar or private schools are more likely to do well in exams – but this is largely down to their genes, rather than their school environment.  The study, published in the journal npj Science of Learning, suggests that the type of school a child goes to has little impact on their academic achievement by the age of 16.Emily Smith-Woolley, the lead author of the paper, said: “Our study suggests that for educational achievement there appears to be little added benefit from attending selective schools. While schools are crucial for academic achievement, the type of school appears less so.”She added that teachers and schools should be more open to discussing the role of genetics in the classroom, and the effects it has on educational attainment. Professor Robert Plomin, another of the paper’s authors, said that genetics should be included in teacher training courses. Overall, three times as many students in the top 10 per cent of polygenic scores went to a selective school, compared to the bottom 10 per cent. Researchers examined GCSE results and found that students at selective schools scored around a grade higher across English, maths and science, than their peers in non-selective schools.But once factors that are involved in selection are taken into account – such as ability, previous academic achievement and socio-economic status – there was less than a 10th of a grade difference in results.In terms of polygenic scores, these only played a small part in the differences between exam grades.Researchers said it is too early to tell how much genetic factors have an impact on the difference between exam results in selective and non-selective schools.Previous research has shown that genetic differences between students account for over 50 per cent of differences in exam results.There are a vast array of factors – all of which are genetically influenced – that have an impact on exam performance, such as intelligence, personality, motivation, health and wellbeing. Selective schools are often more likely to be better resourced, attract better teachers, and place a heavier emphasis on extra-curricular activities  Selective schools are often more likely to be better resourced, attract better teachers, and place a heavier emphasis on extra-curricular activities center_img Researchers analysed data of over 4,000 students in England and Wales  Researchers analysed data of over 4,000 students in England and Wales  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ms Smith-Woolley, a researcher at KCL’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience,   said that even if selective schools have little impact on a pupil’s GCSE results, they may benefit children in other ways in the long-term.“Although school type appears to have little impact on achievement at GCSE, there are many reasons why parents may opt to send their children to selective schools,” she said.“Future research is needed to identify if school type makes a difference in other outcomes, such as university and career success.”Selective schools are often more likely to be better resourced, attract better teachers, and place a heavier emphasis on extra-curricular activities such as debating, drama and sports.Researchers measured each child’s “polygenic score”, which is calculated by analysing the genes linked to educational achievement.There are thousands of genetic variants that are linked to educational achievement that have a tiny effect individually, but when added together can have an impact on a student’s chances of doing well in exams, the study notes.The findings show that on average students in non-selective schools had lower polygenic scores for academic achievement compared to those in selective schools.last_img read more

Equatorial Guinea hosts 2nd meeting of national coordinators of the EITI

first_imgOn the morning of September 14, His Excellency Fidel Mañé Ncogo, Delegate Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy (http://www.mmie.gob.gq), appearing on behalf of the Minister, opened the Second Meeting of National Coordinators of EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative). The meeting was held September 14-15 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.This meeting is a continuation of a first gathering held last June in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. The objective of these meetings is for African countries to find a common position before the next EITI Global Conference, to be held in Lima, Peru in February 2016. Participants will discuss ongoing developments in the EITI standard and the impact it is having on African countries to be compliant.The EITI member countries participating in the meeting are: Congo, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone. Equatorial Guinea and Gabon are attending observers. All African members of the EITI Board are attending the meeting.Cesar Augusto Hinestrosa Gomez, EITI Director General, said: “That all countries have selected Equatorial Guinea to host this important meeting reinforces our commitment to become a member of EITI.”The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is an international organisation that manages financial transparency and improved governance in extractive industries such as mining and oil and gas. Equatorial Guinea is currently applying to join EITI.last_img read more

QUICK REACTION Jelena Grubisic to Gyor

← Previous Story Clara Woltering with “part-time” job in Podgorica! Next Story → Frank Loke misses the start of the Bundesliga! Hungarian Gyor reacted quickly after information that one of the best goalies on the planet, Katrine Lunde (34) won’t be able to help them in campaign for the European “hat-trick” due pregnancy. New member of the “green family” is Croatian goalkeeper Jelena Grubisic. She is coming from Slovenian TOP side RK Krim Mercator immediately as an replacement for the Norwegian “No.1” finds out Handball-Planet.com.Slovenian champion had a lot of financial troubles during the last season, so that makes this deal much more easier for both sides. Gyor will get fantastic goalkeeper with a lot of experience in the season, in which Grubisic will also going for the medal with Croatian team at Women’s EURO 2014 which is hosted by Croatia and Hungary.Gyor signed another Croatian player this summer – Vesna MIlanovic Litre, line-player. Jelena GrubicisJelena GrubisicJelena Grubisic gyor read more

Ethnic stereotyping rife in IT and finance

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A survey of 895 workers in the finance and information technology industry has found that 72 per cent respondents believe certain ethnic groups are on the receiving end of ethnic stereotyping and racist attitudes. The survey conducted by Balance Recruitment found that workers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and China were more likely to encounter prejudice in hiring in Australia. “The issue of racism in hiring practices is significant, though the vast majority of clients do not discriminate on racial grounds,” Balance’s joint managing director Paul Foster said. Those who felt racism was a major issue came from backgrounds including Anglo-Saxon, African and Asian. Eight per cent of respondents believe ethnic stereotyping was warranted.last_img read more

New Tourist man fell or pushed Police investigating

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – Magnetic Media has been contacted by family who say they need more information on the case and a person who claims to have information that supports the death of the tourist man at the Seven Stars resort late Saturday night was not a suicide. Now, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is also saying the man “fell” from the building and an investigation is launched into details of how that may have happened. Authorities in media reports reveal that several witnesses including the man’s wife have been questioned. General Manager of Seven Stars resort, Ken Patterson is already on record protesting that this was not a suicide but instead a “grave accident.” Related Items:ken patterson, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, seven stars resort, suicide Developer monies allegedly paid to PNP & Defendants Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Prostitution crack down necessary says Premier to Police Commishlast_img read more

Volcanoes reach title game

first_imgIF YOU GOInternational Basketball League Championship game: Vancouver Volcanoes (14-6) vs. Edmonton Energy (15-6), 1 p.m. today at O’Connell Center, Clark College.Tickets: $10.The fireworks may come a day early for the Vancouver Volcanoes. After stampeding through the first two rounds of the International Basketball League playoffs, they now find themselves one win away from their first championship, and haven’t shown too many signs of vulnerability. Just look to Saturday’s 105-96 victory over the top-seeded Bellingham Slam at the O’Connell Sports Center for proof. The Volcanoes entered the semifinal contest after surviving the Portland Chinooks 105-98 Friday in a game that nearly got away from them. But they were supposed to win that one. The seedings said Saturday would yield a different result, but Vancouver (14-6) apparently neglected to take notice. The teams seemed evenly matched in the early going, with the score tied at 25-25 at the end of the first quarter. However, as the game progressed, so did the Volcanoes’ lead — albeit slowly. By halftime they led Bellingham (14-7) 45-42. At the end of the third quarter, they were up 69-64. Midway through the fourth? They had established a 16-point lead. Due to the holiday weekend, the Volcanoes bench was a bit thin, but the players on the floor more than made up for it. Even if they almost didn’t make it to the floor.Andre Murray, the Volcanoes’ leading scorer, nearly sat out due to a back spasm he suffered after landing awkwardly Friday. Instead, he gave Vancouver 18 points in 35 minutes.last_img read more

Channel 7 president receives proclamation from City of Miramar

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – The City of Miramar has presented a high honor for esteemed businessman and president of Channel 7, Ed Ansin.Ansin was honored with a proclamation during the city’s commission meeting for his lifelong work in South Florida, Wednesday evening.“He stuck with us, he stuck with the city,” said Miramar City Manager Vernon Hargray. “If you take a look at the city, his footprint — we talk about the footprint in the sand — he’s the footprint in Miramar.”The city wanted to thank Ansin by recognizing Nov. 28 as “Edmund N. Ansin Day.”“When you think about Mr. Ansin’s legacy, especially as it relates to the City of Miramar, Miramar today would not be who we are without Mr. Ansin,” said Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam.Ansin contributed to dozens of developments throughout Broward County, paving the way for local leaders.The commission wanted to recognize many of Ansin’s business contributions and philanthropic work across South Florida, especially in Miramar, where he built a sports complex, an art gallery and the Miramar Park of Commerce, a project Ansin said he is most proud of. “I said this could be a very great place for a business park, and it turned out to be,” said Ansin.The business park boasts over 5 million square feet of office and industrial space.Ansin was surrounded by his family during the event.Photos were taken at the end of the ceremony to mark the start of an annual celebration.The City of Miramar said they wanted to recognize Ansin for his long-lasting commitment and dedication to enriching their community.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

CHAMBER CORNER Learn About Joan Pastorella of Reliv International

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce profiles a different member in the local media each week.  In this week’s “Chamber Corner,” the Chamber is spotlighting Tewksbury’s Joan Pastorella of Reliv International.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCHAMBER CORNER: Meet Assunta Perez Of DaMore LawIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Michaela Klofac From AFLACIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Align Credit Union’s Student AccountsIn “Business”last_img read more